What does Bjorn mean?
Bjorn /bjorn/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is pronounced bee-YORN. It is of Scandinavian and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Bjorn is "bear". Variant of Bernard. Swedish tennis player Bjorn Borg.
Related boy name: Bern.
Bjorn has 23 more related variations via Bernard: Barnard, Barnardo, Barney▼, Barnhard, Barnhardo, Barnie, Barny, Bear, Bearnard, Berend, Bern, Bernardino, Bernardo▼, Bernarr, Bernd, Berndt, Bernhard▼, Bernhardo, Bernie▼, Bernis, Bernt, Burnard and Vernados.Kreatif forms: Bjornna, Bjornnu. [more]
How popular is Bjorn?
Bjorn is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#47735 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Bjorn for boys. Bjorn reached its apex position of #96 in Sweden in the year 1998, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 100 Baby Names Statistics, 2013)
Prominent variation forms of Bjorn are Barney, Bernard, Bernardo, Bernhard and Bernie. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.4372%) and have become much less popular since, with the forms Barney, Bernard, Bernardo, Bernhard and Bernie becoming somewhat outmoded. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Bjorn and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)